Small beetle

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I was up early this morning trying out the morning light, the insects were up earlier though six oclock isn't early enough this time of year, maybe I have to go up the mountain were it will be cooler at night.

I really like the light though, tough finding something not blowing in the wind since shutter speeds were so low, these two didn't work out too bad.

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Martin
 
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Lovely muted light. Wait to Harry S sees this and you will get chapter and verse. I would not DARE to even say anything other than it is some type of beetle.
Hell, nothing ventured nothing gained. It is a GREEN BEETLE. Ok another go. A Longhorn Beetle similar to to Oedemera nobilis. Watch me get shot down in flames!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

BW. Bob F.

Guess what? We have had some sun today and a 50mph wind. Marvellous.

BW. Bob F. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 
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Bob the Spiderman said:
A Longhorn Beetle similar to to Oedemera nobilis. Watch me get shot down in flames!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
O.k Bob - ready to get tarred and feathered? :lol: :lol: :lol:

1) The beetle on the pic is a leaf beetle of the genus Plateumaris (I remember he posted a similar one some time ago). They don't look like what we usually address as leaf beetles (due to their slender shape). They are usually found on all kinds of plants growing in or near water. Here in Austria I usually find them in large numbers on the "flowers" of Scirpus sylvestris together with a similar and closely related genus (Donacia).

2) Longhorn beetle is not so far from the mark, because there are discussions going on among the scientists in higher systematics to lump both families.

3) Oedemera is not a longhorn beetle, in fact they are more closely related to darkling beetles. However, there superficial similarity with Cerambycids has earned them the common name "False Longhorn Beetles".

Bob, don't worry. Even specialists go wrong at times, in fact it happens more often than they would admit :lol:

Cheers
 
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That will teach me! Still I intend to get my own back by searching the fields, ponds, leaf-litter and tree bark of the River Lot Valley and finding a previously undiscovered species which I will name Bobbis triumphica harrys.


LOL Bob F.
 
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